Mike Houlker

Syndications & Investments

Auckland Central
Bayleys Real Estate Ltd

Licensed under the REAA 2008

Mobile: +64 21 945 927
Office: +64 9 375 8437

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Office - Auckland Central
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

About Mike

Mike Houlker is New Zealand’s top commercial and industrial real estate salesperson - as recognised by being awarded the “Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) National Commercial and Industrial Salesperson of the Year” for the last three years 2017, 2018 and 2019. An incredibly rare achievement in New Zealand’s real estate sector.

Across all markets, Mike Houlker has been involved in several billion dollars’ worth of sales and leasing transactions, and has consistently been one of Bayleys' top performing sales people over the last three decades.

Since joining Bayleys 32-years ago, Mike Houlker has had roles in sales and management in Wellington, Sydney and Auckland. His ‘cut-to-the-chase’, plain language, practical approach to all property matters has gained him not only respect in the industry, but also huge repeat and referral business.

As an integral part of the Bayleys’ commercial and industrial team in Auckland, Mike also works with Bayleys’ wider agency network all across New Zealand and project manages a large number of national and international marketing campaigns on behalf of Bayleys’ clients.

Mike is also the head of Bayleys syndication and investment products division, and qualified as an authorised financial advisor (AFA). Bayleys provides investors opportunities to access premium, high-yielding commercial and industrial property offerings with forecast returns paid monthly. Investment amounts range from the minimum ($10,000) through to the millions.  

Working in conjunction with one of New Zealand’s leading and largest property fund managers, the NZX listed Augusta Capital, Mike has project managed the marketing of more than 60 syndications and property funds over the past 16 years - with a total property value in excess of $1.6 billion.

Recent syndications and property funds Mike has project managed the marketing and selling of include two of New Zealand’s largest - raising approximately $160 million of investors’ equity over two stages for Augusta Industrial Fund Limited and the new $116 million Xero headquarters at St Georges Bay Road in Parnell, Auckland.

Previous syndications include: Mercury Energy’s new corporate headquarters at 33 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland; Telecom (now Spark) located in Auckland Central; Southgate Retail Centre in Takanini; a number of Countdown supermarkets throughout New Zealand. and properties with other high profile tenants such as ASB, Airways Corporation, Bunnings, Carter Holt Harvey, Coca-Cola, Enza, BDO and NZME.

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A selection of Mike Houlker’s recent commercial and Industrial transactions throughout New Zealand include:

Park Mega Centre, Hastings: four modern large format/bulk retail investments sold together for $21.0 million (yield 6.15%)

The Warehouse, 8 Klinac Lane, Waipapa - $5.07 million (yield 8.01%)

Coca-Cola Distribution Centre, 92 Kaimanawa Street, Palmerston North - $8.3 million (yield 7.0%)

100 Carbine Road, Mt Wellington $36.8 million - vacant possession

Countdown Supermarket, 17 Chappie Place, Hornby, Christchurch $21.5 million (yield 6.26%)

Auckland University, 19A Princes Street, Auckland City $2.55 million (yield 10.0%) - leasehold

141-145 Connett Road, New Plymouth $7.55 million (yield 8.0%)

20 Leven Street, Invercargill $5.25 million (yield 8.5%)

ASB, 5 Rathbone Street, Whangarei $5.09 million (yield 6.0%)

862-880 Great South Road, Penrose $16.5 million – part vacant

Cool Store, 20 Paisley Place, Mt Wellington $25.3 million (yield 6.72%)